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MIC 2-16 Tralee IT 6-9

MIC’s freshers’ footballers welcomed Tralee to their home ground in the second round of the group. A game which was played in great spirits in dreadful conditions. Both sides hitting some glorious scores from the word go, with the saying goals win games certainly true in this game.

The away side playing against a stiff breeze opened the scoring with a point from play before adding another from a free. MIC opened their account through corner forward Eanna Ryan who slotted over from play. Tralee corner forward duly responded in kind before MIC hit two scores one from wing forward Gerry O’ Sullivan before midfielder Jack Curtin mad his way up the field to dissect the uprights. Tralee fired in the first goal of the game against the run of play, MIC’s response came through full forward Philp Talty who buried the ball in the net from the next attack, Curtin added another point to narrow the gap. Tralee then hit the net twice in the space of a couple of minutes which was a hammer blow for the home side. With the game heading towards the break the home side hit 1-5 without reply with the scores coming from frees from David Dineen hitting over two which Talty adding another. MIC’s centre back Tadhg Roche made his way up the field to fire in a 2nd goal of the game before Dineen and O Sullivan got the last two scores of the opening half

Tralee came out of the blocks much quicker in the second half slotting over four scores three from frees and one from play.  Billy Murphy responded for MIC. Tralee hit another quick goal and point to extend their lead. O Sullivan pulled the home side back into it with two more frees. Tralee looked dangerous going forward another attack resulted in another goal and point from play. Frees were keeping the home side in this game with O Sullivan adding two more to his tally before Talty fired over a 45. Tralee added one final goal in the dying embers with Talty getting the final score of the game from a close in free.

MIC will play AIT in the 3rd game of the group next Tuesday in Athlone.

MIC; John Duignan; Padraig Holly, Brian Campbell, Sean Gorman; Paul Linehan, Tadhg Roche(1-0), Oisin Daly, Jack Curtin(0-2) Billy Murphy (0-1); Eoghan McDonagh, David Dineen (0-3), Gerry O’ Sullivan (0-6), Eanna Ryan(0-1) Philp Talty (1-3), Eoin Power


Eoin Horkan

Ul 8-11 MIC 4-18

The MIC ladies 2nd football team played in an all or nothing knock out game in the Moynihan cup against cross city rivals Ul. Unfortunately, UL came out on top in this high scoring thriller

MIC the away team started the opening half stronger slotting over the first two points of the game the first coming from Katie Buckley before full forward Aoife Gavin added a 2nd. Ul responded with a point before Gavin slotted over another to extend MIC lead. Ul bagged there first goal of the game shortly after, Gavin was on fire up front dissecting the posts from an acute angle before Ul slammed in their second goal of the half before Gavin responded with yet again with a free. With scores coming from nearly every attack Ul extended their lead with two more quick fire points. MIC added another point with Ul yet again adding another to extend their lead. UL attack looked menacing every time the ball went near them with two more goals coming in quick succession before Buckley fired over for MIC. Ul tapped over another from play before Aisling Bauman got her name on the scoresheet, Gavin then buried the ball into the net to narrow the gap. With the game heading towards the interval the scoring didn’t let up with Ul hitting 2-1 and MIC getting the last two scores of the half through corner forward Hannah Meaney.

Ul opened the scoring fest again with a fine long range before Gavin fired over a free.  Point taking was in great show in some awful conditions with UL firing over before Buckley and Gavin added one more each for the away side. Ul bagged another quick goal and point with widened the gap even more, before Bauman and Buckley added more points in between a solitary point from Ul. Every score Ul put over MIC would respond with two points the next two scores coming from the aforementioned Gavin and Boylan. With the game in its dying embers in seemed to burst into life, with gaols flying in at both ends with Ul hitting the first before MIC hit three goals and a point without reply. The first gaol coming from Buckley before Menaney hit two goals in quick succession before Boylan fired over the last score of the game in anger.

MIC; Muireann Egan; Sadhbh Lally, Kate Dillon, Shauna Fleming; Edwina Curran, Shauna Coakley, Caoimhe Ni Cheallaigh, Emer Hanrahan, Aobha O’ Gorman; Katie Buckley (1-6), Aisling Bauman (0-2) Emily McCarthy, Triona Murphy, Aoife Gavin (1-7) Hannah Meaney (2-3)


Eoin Horkan

Mary I 3-12 Tralee IT     3-7

Mary, I come out on top in Dreadful Conditions

The Mary I junior hurlers played there first game of the season in tough conditions down in Tralee. The away side playing with the aid of a strong breeze in the opening half opened the scoring with a free from corner forward Ciaran Barrett, before center forward Donal Donoghue fired over too double Mary I’s lead. Full forward Martin Grace then managed to get his hurl too the ball to in around the goalmouth which resulted in the first major of the day for Mary I. Mary I defense were well on top at this stage clearing ball after ball, one of these clearances fell to wing forward Micheal Cussen who fired slotted the ball between the sticks. Grace then followed up with his second major of the day which extended the away side’s lead. Midfielder Dan O’ Donovan fired over from long range before the aforementioned Barrett slotted over three more frees in the tough conditions. With the game nearing half time the home side fired over a point in anger before hitting there first major of the day to leave the half time score line slightly more respectable.

Tralee came out of the blocks much quicker in the second half with there center back hitting 3 unanswered points.  Barrett came into his own again then for Mary I slotting over another free before hitting arguably the score of the game, fetching the ball over his head out near the sideline and dissecting the uprights. Mary I’s third major came from wing back Jack Ryan after Barrett sideline landed in his hand before he fired into the net. Tralee responded with a free before Ryan added another point. Tralee were stayed in the game with three more frees. Barrett responded again when Mary I needed him firing over from play. With the game nearly over Tralee managed to hit two final majors but unfortunately these came too late, Grace hit an insurance point from a free for Mary I giving them a five-point win.

Mary I will play UCC away in the Mardyke this Thursday in the next round.

Mary I : Joe Lynch; Ciaran Guinan, Kevin O’ Meara, Mark Barry; Mike Cottrell, Oisin Ryan, Jack Ryan (1-1), David Croke, Dan O’ Donavan(0-1), Mark Shanhan, Donal Donoghue(0-1), Micheal Cussen(0-1), Ciaran Barrett( 0-7), Martin Grace( 2-1), Aidan Kirwan


Eoin Horkan